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Mesmerizing views from a rolling Amtrak train (pictures)

An avowed techie enjoys slowing down and taking in crumbling buildings, faded western towns and colorful freight engines from the window of a train from Albuquerque to New York City.

12 Images By April 27, 2015


Amtrak looks to boost its onboard Wi-Fi speeds

The train company is "exploring options" to boost its bandwidth from 10 Mbps to 25 Mbps, which would make it fast enough to stream videos and download big files.

By June 9, 2014


Amtrak launches mobile eTicket program nationwide

Turning its back on traditional paper-and-punch tickets, Amtrak has launched a new program which turns tickets into mobile barcodes.

By July 31, 2012


Amtrak to use Apple's iPhone as ticket scanner

In yet another example of the proliferation of iOS-based devices in our world, Amtrak has decided to issue its train conductors iPhones to be used as electronic ticket scanners.

By May 7, 2012


Ask Maggie: On Amtrak Wi-Fi and Droid Bionic

This week's Ask Maggie explains why Wi-Fi on the go is so frustratingly slow, and delivers some good news about the launch for the Motorola Droid Bionic.

By July 29, 2011


Amtrak putting free Wi-Fi on Northeast trains

If Amtrak seriously thinks that the inclusion of free Wi-Fi is enough to make people pay for an overpriced train ride that isn't really that much faster, then they're really in more trouble than we all know.

By January 14, 2010


Woman kicked off train after 16-hour cell phone chat

A woman is removed from an Amtrak train and charged with disorderly conduct after she reportedly talks nonstop on her cell phone from Oakland, Calif., to Salem, Ore.

By May 19, 2011


Amtrak wants you to hop on board the party train

Passenger rail company offers $100 worth of free booze to passengers buying tickets for some of its luxury lines.

By August 2, 2007


Where we're having a mega estrogen show

Amtrak doesn't care how much you paid, there's no way you're getting on this train. Plus, CNET's Caroline McCarthy is one of the sexiest geeks alive and Rana Sobhany joins us from Aux Interactive.

By May 2, 2008


Wi-Fi rides into Amtrak rail stations

The company is expanding its Wi-Fi service to six Northeastern U.S. train stations, in a move to attract more business travelers.

By January 26, 2004